Monday, August 29, 2016 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:00pm

2016 Global United Methodist Clergywomen Gathering

When: August 29-31, 2016
Where: Hilton-Americas Hotel and Conference Center, Houston, TX, USA
Theme: “ONE: Birthing a Worldwide Church”

Why: A gathering of United Methodist clergywomen at the World Methodist Conference will provide the participants these opportunities:

  • To learn from clergywomen in a variety of ministry settings and locations
  • To envision, articulate, and participate in leading the worldwide church
  • To build international relationships
  • To consider future models of developing communities of Christian disciples who transform the world
  • To strengthen network of global Methodist women leaders and UMC clergywomen as partners in church leadership

This gathering will serve as the culmination of regional gatherings of United Methodist clergywomen that have taken place throughout the connection. Meeting in conjunction with the World Methodist Conference will strengthen the Methodist identity and understanding of the United Methodist clergywomen, as well as provide them with additional leadership-building education and networking.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, August 29, 2016

UM Clergywomen Arrival
7:00 PM: UM Clergywomen join the Opening Worship Service of the World Methodist Women’s Assembly
8:30 - 9:00 PM: Round Table Facilitators’ meeting

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Session I- Deacons and Elders transforming the Church, communities & the world!
12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 PM: Session II- UM clergywomen’s leadership across global connection
Round Table Conversation & Coalition Building
5:00 - 7:00 PM: UMC Clergywomen Banquet with Leaders of World Methodist Women’s Assembly

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

9:00 am - 11:30 PM: Conversation with Women Bishops- what is their vision for women leading the church into the future
UM Clergywomen – church changers and world changers
12:00 PM: Luncheon with UM Women Bishops/Celebration of Deacons Luncheon


Registration is now open!  Click HERE to register.

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Worship Resources 2016

For celebrations of the 60th anniversary of full clergy rights for women and 20th anniversary of the full-clergy-membership diaconate


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